Aristotle said, “Excellence…is not an act, but a habit.” The Service’s tradition is to pursue ever higher standards in applying science to the conservation of fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats. The Service will continue this tradition by:
In January 2008, the Service developed its first-ever Scientific
Code of Professional Conduct, a set of guidelines applicable
The Service has developed two peer-reviewed journals, The Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management and North American Fauna. These scientific journals provide additional and accessible outlets for Service employees, their state and tribal partners, and other resource professionals to publish their work. Information on these publications is available at <www.fws.gov/science/publicationsys.html>.
The Service is playing a key leadership role in bringing together
the natural resource community to promote landscape-scale
Climate change has begun altering ecological processes and will
increasingly affect the distribution and abundance of animal and
The Service collaborated with partners and many Service
employees to develop a strategic plan and action plan to address
The Service is committed to building on its history of achievement in conservation science and on its leadership in landscape-scale conservation, climate change planning and adaptation, and LCCs to ensure that it remains the world’s premiere conservation organization. Through careful consultation with its partners and employees, the Service will identify additional priorities for conservation science and develop additional capacity and partnerships to develop, acquire and apply science with unsurpassed excellence. Never before has the future of fish and wildlife conservation depended so heavily and clearly on science excellence.
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